immune boosting foods
Did you know that bone broth is one of the most beneficial foods to restore gut health? Since up to 80% of our immune system lives in the gut, it’s extremely helpful when it comes to boosting out immunity too – AKA it’s a delicious way to show a cold or flu who’s boss! You could say that bone broth is one of the easiest to make immune boosting recipes!
Bone broth contains collagen, gelatin and amino acids that help seal openings in the gut lining and support digestive and tissue integrity.
Other benefits of this immune boosting recipe…
- Boosts immunity (as we just mentioned!)
- Protects joints
- Maintains healthy skin
- Supports detoxification
- Aids your metabolism
- Leftover turkey carcass (the whole thing, including the wings!)
- 10 cups water
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 onion
- 2 carrots
- 2 celery stalks
- optional herbs/pieces to choose from: sage, thyme, bay leaf, parsley, turmeric, ginger, garlic
**feel free to add it any other raw veggies you have on hand!
How to make this immune boosting bone broth:
- Chop the onion, celery and carrots.
- Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
- Bring to a boil and reduce heat to med-low.
- Let simmer for 8-10 hours.
- Discard the solids and strain the broth through a fine-mesh strainer into a large container.
Note: When it is left in the fridge it will become gelatinous, but not to worry, this is the good stuff! It will become liquid again when you reheat!
**If you use an instant pot/slow cooker, pressure cook for 2 hours.
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